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Ground personnel of the 94th Bomb Group load bombs into a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication December 1943.' [stamp] and ' 296693.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Associated Press photo shows: Hoisting a 500-pounder into the Fortress are, left to right; Cpl. Jacob Orth, Ft. Edwards, Wis, Cpl. Virgil Comer, Winchester, Va, and Cpl. Albert Scherzinger, Pottsville, Pa.'

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Ground personnel of the 94th Bomb Group load bombs into a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication December 1943.' [stamp] and ' 296693.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Associated Press photo shows: Hoisting a 500-pounder into the Fortress are, left to right; Cpl. Jacob Orth, Ft. Edwards, Wis, Cpl. Virgil Comer, Winchester, Va, and Cpl. Albert Scherzinger, Pottsville, Pa.'

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  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

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Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 08:57:32 Emily Changes to caption
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Transferred amendment to caption added by user gloamin :'This cannot be the image described as there are only 2 personnel and neither man is Cpl Scherzinger who I knew.' to source field

NB The image does depict three people, one of whom is obscured by the bomb in Jacob Orth/ ground crewman on the left's arms

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 00:33:30 gloamin Changes to caption
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edit by MMills

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2020 23:53:20 gloamin Changes to caption
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gloamin1@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2014 08:57:12 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption
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This image appears in Roger Freeman "The Mighty Eighth War Manual" p.10

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:52 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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